25 Nibbles and Dips for your New Year’s Eve, 2015

Can you feel the excitement? It’s almost the New Year!! Despite the complete lack of snow here in the Toronto area this year, I’m more energized and primed for the new year than I have been in years (okay, maybe it has a little something to do with my loathing of snow. Yay for partly-green Decembers!). […]

Butter Lettuce Wedges with Sunflower Seed Dressing, Pears & Tempeh Bacon from Crave, Eat, Heal

What a treat I have for you all today! As regular readers know, I have a lot of cookbooks. These days, in fact, I rarely accept offers for new books to review (not because I don’t want to, but because there just aren’t enough hours in the day!). But when Annie Oliverio’s new volume, Crave, […]

Grain-Free, Vegan + Sugar-Free Chocolate Berry Swirl Cheesecake

Are you a romantic? I’m pretty sure I’m what you’d call a “hopeless romantic.” Did I cry at Titanic? Let’s just say I felt responsible for at least 50% of all that gushing water that swept Jack away from Rose while I was watching that movie. Do I hoard  save mementos from my former beaux? […]

40+ Sugar-Free Sweets for Valentine’s Day (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

It’s almost time for Chocolate Day  Long-Stemmed Roses Day  Cheesy Greeting Card Day Valentine’s Day, which means eating way more sweet stuff than you may be used to. Ever since I started an anti-candida diet back in 2009, I’ve sought out healthy, low glycemic treats for the Day of Love each year. I mean, if […]

20 Fabulous Recipes for Your 2014 New Year’s Eve Party!

If you’re looking for my roundup of best New Year’s Eve recipes, it’s been updated and republished here.  Happy New Year!  

9 Common Herbs & Spices that Reduce Inflammation

[You can fight inflammation with common ingredients from your own kitchen. Here’s a list of the top nine anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, plus some of my favorite recipes using them.] You may think that “inflammation” only occurs after a bee sting, when you scald your hand on a hot pot, or when you unwittingly walk […]

100 Healthy Vegan, Gluten-Free, Whole Foods Summer Salads!

[Clockwise from large photo: Kale, Fennel and Radicchio Salad with “Buttermilk” Dressing; Easy Asian Broccoli Slaw: Edamame, Corn Avocado Salad; and Green and Yellow Split Pea Salad.] Salads really are the ideal summer food, aren’t they? They’re bright and rainbow-colored, just like all the blooming vegetation surrounding us right now. They’re light and crisp and […]

75+ Whole Foods, Healthy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

[A favorite Thanksgiving dessert made healthier: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Lower Glycemic Chocolate Pecan Pie from Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free. Photo: Celine Saki.] Spoiler alert: This is a post about Thanksgiving recipes (Americans, avert your eyes!)

Coconut Crusted Tofu Appetizer Bites with Creamy Green Curry Dipping Sauce

Summer really is the perfect time to throw a party, isn’t it? The weather welcomes outdoor events, quick preparation, colorful foods to adorn backyard tabletops, and people are just generally. . . . happier (okay, so I’m talking about me. In summer, I am generally happier).

Eight Tips for Cooking Whole Foods from Scratch–Quickly and Easily (Part 1)

Way back in this post, I asked you all if you’d be interested in tips on speeding up the process of cooking whole foods from scratch. Today, I’ll begin to answer that question. I realized there is so much to say on this topic that I’d need to split it up into two smaller posts. […]